On Friday, July 6, 2018, Patrol Officer Vu Nguyen passed away after suffering from a medical emergency during a police training exercise. Our hearts are heavy today as we try to understand his untimely death. Patrol Officer Nguyen served the citizens of the City of Cleveland admirably and passionately and he touched people’s lives every day with his uplifting personality.
Patrol Officer Vu Nguyen immigrated to the United States during the Vietnam War with his parents and fifteen siblings. His story is truly one that defines America. He dedicated his life to serving others. Patrol Officer Nguyen leaves behind a loving wife, two precious daughters, an extensive family, and many, many friends.
The outreach from the Cleveland and surrounding communities, including residents, business owners, as well as those outside of Cleveland, has been a support to the family. We will all keep Vu in our hearts.
Flags on City properties will be lowered to half-staff in honor of Patrol Officer Vu Nguyen until sunrise on Friday, July 13, 2018.